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    Ukraine Votes To Abandon Neutrality, Set Sights On NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine Votes To Abandon Neutrality, Set Sights On NATO

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s neutral “non-bloc” status and set a course for NATO membership, a move immediately denounced by Russia as “unfriendly.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine votes to take step toward NATO, immediately angering Russia
    Dec23

    Ukraine votes to take step toward NATO, immediately angering Russia

    MOSCOW –In a sign of Ukraine’s hardening attitude toward Russia, Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday voted to remove a legal barrier to joining the NATO defense alliance. The move swiftly provoked an angry response from Russia, even though NATO itself shows few signs of accepting Ukraine as a member any time soon. But this year’s bloody...

    Ukraine moves toward NATO membership, away from Russia
    Dec23

    Ukraine moves toward NATO membership, away from Russia

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 23 (UPI) — Ukraine’s Parliament voted Tuesday to abolish its neutral, non-aligned status and direct its attention to future NATO membership. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Angers Russia by Ending ‘Nonaligned’ Status
    Dec23

    Ukraine Angers Russia by Ending ‘Nonaligned’ Status

    Ukraine ended its status as a nonaligned nation, reopening aspirations to join NATO and drawing a quick rebuke from Moscow, which has accused the West of bringing hostile forces to its borders. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Media Watchdog Says International Journalist Deaths Soared In 2014
    Dec23

    Media Watchdog Says International Journalist Deaths Soared In 2014

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says at least 60 journalists have been killed in 2014 in connection with their work. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    Supporters of the move, which passed by a 303-9 vote, said it was justified by Russian aggression toward Ukraine, including the annexation of its Crimean Peninsula in March and Russian support for a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, where some 4,700 people have been killed since the spring. Russia routinely characterizes the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine abandons non-aligned status in bid to join NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons non-aligned status in bid to join NATO

    Russia responded to the vote by calling it a “counterproductive” move the would increase tensions. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step toward NATO membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step toward NATO membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia’s PM in warning over ‘deep recession’
    Dec23

    Russia’s PM in warning over ‘deep recession’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that the country faces a risk of a “deep recession” if the government ditches its spending plans. Speaking at a meeting of his party, Medvedev said Tuesday that the government won’t retreat from its strategic aims and social spending. Otherwise, he said Russia could plunge into...